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? >> that's right. world's most famous tech companies are pushing president obama and members of congress saying they strongly believe current laws and practices about surveillance need to be changed. a.o.l., apple, facebook, google, linkedin, microsoft, twiter and yahoo created the coalition. they said we understand that government has a duty to protect the citizens but this summer's revelations highlighted the urgent need to reform government surveillance practices worldwide. letter goes on to read, the balance in many countries have tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual, rights that are in our constitution that undernines the freedom we all cherish. c.e.o. including twitter, that of yahoo, facebook and google c.e.o. put fourth five clear goals they want to accomplish on the website calling on governments to limit surveillance to specific users, not to collect data in bulk and ask that companies have the right to publicish what the government demands from them, what they ask for and how often. this call for change comes at the same time as repor
you. jon: you just heard ed talking about the president's remarks about the economy. mr. obama addressed the major debates in washington right now and the impact on americans. listen. >> between a reckless shutdown by congressional republicans in an effort to repeal the affordable care act, and admittedly poor execution on my administration's part in implementing the latest stage of the new law, nobody has acquitted themselves these past few months. so it is not surprising that the american people's frustrations with washington are at an all-time high. jon: let's talk about with charlie hirt. he is a columnist for "the washington times." this is twice now in two days that the president, or his spokespeople have mentioned the government shutdown. they really want folks to remember that. i guess because it what, deflects from the attention that is being paid to the so-called launch of obamacare? >> they would love to get completely back to the government shut down and talk about that. jon, i don't think you can overstate how difficult this whole thing is going to be for democrats
you have democrats fighting so many issues right now, they have a sinking popularity among their leader, president obama, they're defending a lot of senate seats this coming election, obamacare is causing them real heart burn, they're going to have a rob when it comes -- a problem when it comes to turnout and a base that's not enthusiastic. that duds affect a -- that does affect a party. so these are very real issues. now, both sides have the beauty of this: you can stiff your base because at the end of the day they have nowhere else to go. the question is, will they go to the polls and support the candidates, or will they stay home in and i think when you look to 2014, democrats have a lot of work to do right now with their popularity numbers and their policies, they're just not popular. obamacare's the driver of that. >> and that was projected last year with turnout being low among democrats, and you had african-americans -- >> obamacare wasn't relevant then, david. david -- >> obamacare was the. [inaudible conversations] jon: jenna's going to kill me, so i have to leave
process happened under the obama administration. our chief washington correspondent is live with more on this. james? >> good arrive. chief criticism of the iran nuclear deal from left and right and from our allies in the mideast has been that it concedes to iran the right to enrich uranium. secretary state kerry justified that by saying the number of centrifuges here presented the west with a fait incomplete. >> 2003 when the iranians made an offer to the former administration with respect to their nuclear program, there were 164 centrifuges. that offer was not taken. subsequently sanctions came in and today, there are 19,000 centrifuges and growing. >> the secretary's concise history of the iranian nuclear program omits a lot. determining exactly when the regime crossed this or that threshold is difficult. iran has hidden nuclear facilities for years at a time. let's accept kerry's assertion that a decade ago, iran had only 164 centrifuges. we know by late 2007, iran had ramped up to 3,000 centrifuges. let's figure by the time george w. bush left the white house a little more than a
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